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Playtime Comfort Child's Top
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 60421 Layer on this light-weight top over a shirt and keep off the chills. The easy fastenings make dressing a snap!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished Chest 24 (25, 27, 28 3/4) in. [61 (63.5, 68.5, 73) cm] tied closed Finished Length 12 1/2 (14, 14 1/2, 15 3/4) in. [32 (35.5, 37, 40) cm] including edging
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 20, 2013)
LEFT FRONT … Shape Nectk and Armhole … Row 2 (Dec Row): Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp - 8 (9, 10, 11) ch-3 sps. Rep last row 1 (2, 2, 2) more times - 7 (7, 8, 89) ch-3 sps.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

910-134 Microspun Yarn: Leaf

Light sage green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Snap closure
GAUGE:
5 (sc, ch-3 sp) + 10 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Ch-3 Mesh pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Picot Ch 3, sl st in last sc worked.



PATTERN STITCH Ch-3 Mesh Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in last sc.

(hdc and ch 1 count as 1/2 ch-3 sp at each end of row).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-3.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK Lower Edge Ch 47 (50, 53, 56).\ Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 15 (16, 17, 18) ch-3 sps.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, *2 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last sc – 14 (15, 16, 17) ch-1 sps.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in last dc – 15 (16, 17, 18) ch-3 sps.

Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Rows 6-13 (15, 15, 17): Work in Ch-3 Mesh for 8 (10, 10, 12) rows.

Row 14 (16, 16, 18):Repeat Row 2.



Shape Armholes Row 1 (WS): Turn, sl st across to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, leave remaining sts unworked – 13 (14, 15, 16) ch-3 sps.

Rows 2 (Dec Row)-3 (4, 4, 4): Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp – 11 (11, 12, 13) ch-3 sps.Work in Ch-3 Mesh until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2) in.

[10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm], end with Row 1 of Ch-3 Mesh Pattern.



Shape Left Neck Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 3 (3, 4, 4) times, leave remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 2 (2, 3, 3) times, ch 1, hdc in last sc.

Fasten off.



Shape Right Neck Row 1: Sk center 4 (4, 4, 5) ch-3 sps, join yarn with sl st in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 2 (2, 3, 3) times, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-3.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 2 (2, 3, 3) times.

Fasten off.


LEFT FRONT Ch 35 (38, 41, 44).

Row 1 (WS):Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 11 (12, 13, 14) ch-3 sps.



Work as for Back until same length as Back to armhole.



Shape Neck and Armhole Row 1 (WS): Turn, sl st across to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, leave remaining sts unworked – 9 (10, 11, 12) ch-3 sps.

Row 2 (Dec Row): Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp – 8 (9, 10, 11) ch-3 sps.

Rep last row 1 (2, 2, 2) more times – 7 (7, 8, 9) ch-3 sps.Continue in Ch-3 Mesh and, AT THE SAME TIME, decrease at neck edge only on next 9 (9, 9, 11) rows – 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 1/2) ch-3 sps.

Work even in Ch-3 Mesh until armhole measures same length as Back.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front reversing shaping.



SLEEVES Ch 38 (41, 44, 47).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 12 (13, 14, 15) ch-3 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in last sc.



Shape Cap Row 1: Turn, sl st across to center of first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, leave remaining sts unworked – 10 (11, 12, 13) ch-3 sps.

Row 2 (Dec Row):Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp – 9 (10, 11, 12) ch-3 sps.



Work 2 rows of Ch-3 Mesh.



Rep last 3 rows 0 (0, 1, 1) time more – 9 (10, 10, 11) ch-3 sps.



Rep Row 2 (Dec Row) until 3 (3, 4, 4) ch-3 sps remain.

Fasten off.



Sleeve Edging From RS, join yarn in opposite side of beg ch, Row 1: Work 36 (39, 42, 45) sc evenly across.

Row 2 (WS):Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *picot, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * to last 1 (2, 1, 2) sc, picot, sc in each of last 1 (2, 1, 2) sc – 35 (37, 41, 43) picot.

Fasten off.



FINISHINGSew shoulder, side and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves.



Lower Edging Row 1: From RS, join yarn with sl st in lower corner of Left Front corner, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in ch-sp of foundation ch under next sc; rep from * across lower edge, working sc at each side seam – 37 (40, 43, 46) ch-3 sps.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 3 ch-3 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last sc.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), turn, sk first dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in next dc; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-3 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) twice, dc in last dc, Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice, *ch 3, sc in next sc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times; rep from * across ending with ch 3, sc in last sc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Fasten off.



Right Front and Neck Edging Row 1: From RS, join yarn with sl st in corner of Right Front lower edging and work 1 row of sc evenly up front edge, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly up neck edge, across back neck edge and down Left Front neck edge to corner.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 2 sc, *picot, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * to corner of right front neck edge.

Do not fasten off.

Work tie by making a chain 9 in.

[23 cm] long.

Fasten off.

From RS, join yarn with sl st on Left Front for other tie.

Make a chain 9 in.

[23 cm] long.

Fasten off.

Knot ends of ties.

Sew snap in position on WS of Right Front and RS of Left Front where fronts overlap.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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